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: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel nightmare seems to be over t
. the countdown to the next battle between president obama and mitt romney. both men are in intense training for the second debate on with 23 days left before election day, the stakes could not be higher. many believe the president needs a knockout to regain momentum. it's "your voice, your vote." here's abc's david kerley. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning. the president, how serious is he taking this debate? he's hold up in a virginia resort for three days of debate preparation. his performance could blunt romney's place in the poll. the stage is being set in new york. the ring, if you will. for the next debate round. >> i think the stakes are enormous, particularly for the president. >> reporter: round one went to romney. the second round, biden got obama back in the fight, even if the overall debate with ryan was a draw.;v now with round three just days away, this morning, the candidates are in their corners. mitt romney in boston. the president in williamsburg, virginia. not for golf, but for debate practice. that's because after the first debate, the president watched the
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
the weekend into the middle 60s. >>> switching to democracy 2012 news, mitt romney may be feeling a post debate bounce but both of the candidates know this is about the battleground states. emily, tell us how the candidates are doing in the tossup states today? >> reporter: this is a new day with new polls. where we show a tightening race, key battleground states. first of all, in michigan, there's a new poll showing president obama's lead dwindling from 10 points last month to three points now. then go over to ohio. a new cnn/orc poll shows a statistical tie. but it's a shrinking lead and one in eight ohio voters polled said they could still change their mind before the election. that's exactly why you see both candidates in ohio today. it's president obama's 15th time in the state and mitt romney is there a little later tonight. he is tailoring his message for the heartland. >> there are big differences between the president and me. he has in plan for rural america, no plans forking a culture, no plan for getting people back to work. i do. >> reporter: normally you would see the runnin
the opportunity to meet both mitt romneys, i don't doubt that he'll make some adjustments. i know he's looking forward to the next debate. >> robert gibbs, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> george, thanks for having me. >> let's hear from the romney campaign. ed gillespie joining us this important. ed, thanks for getting up this morning. you heard robert right there, masterful, theatrical, fundamentally dishonest. i guess his basic point now about governor romney on his tax plan is either that he's not telling the truth about the scale of the tax plan or abandoning his economic theory. which one is it? >> well, the problem they have is that the debate's performance on wednesday evening was not a matter of style, it was a matter of substance and governor romney laid out a plan for turning this economy around, getting things moving again, he had a fact-based critique of president obama's failed policies that the president was unable to respond to. and today and since then, the obama campaign, they remind me a little bit of a 7-year-old losing a checker game and instead of being fru
governor romney holding a slight lead. 49/47 but both are looking at these numbers from ohio, as well, the battleground state that might decide this. the president with a narrow margin there. tuesday's debate between mitt romney and the president more crucial and the president's team acknowledging there will be changes and david kerley at the white house tonight. >> hello, everybody, hello. i brought some food. >> reporter: president obama took a break today to visit a campaign office, now into his second day of intense debate preparation. >> how is it going, sir? >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president is holed up at this williamsburg, virginia, resort walking and enjoying the scenery, we are told, between sessions. far from the campaign trail, preparing for his rematch with romney. >> i don't think in the history of recorded presidential debates has there been such a momentum shift off of the first presidential debate, and so the president has to turn the momentum back in his direction. >> reporter: the obama team was quite open today about how damaging the first debate was
. as of this morning, mitt romney has the mighty mo going into next week's debate. and these last couple of weeks before the election, as both candidates are battling for the critical, undecided voters. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: back on the trail for the candidates. >> didn't joe do great last night? >> reporter: after no knockout blow in the vice presidential debate. but the romney/ryan team all of a sudden sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is t
-- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> reporter: at the end, each man summed up and both chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into yo
win. and both president obama and mitt romney head to the crucial battleground state of ohio today. >>> also, more fallout from the nasty wedding brawl, all caught on tape. one of the guests is now charged. and new pictures of the bride just moments after the mayhem. look at that. >>> and we also are hearing the death threats with "dancing with the stars." big emotion for bristol palin, under so much strain right now. and mysterious white powder sent to her. we're going inside that story. >> that's strange. >>> let's get right to jerry sandusky. he's speaking out before his sentencing this morning, convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. sandusky still insists he's innocent. abc's jim avila has been covering this story from the start. he's outside the pennsylvania courtroom, where sandusky will appear later today. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. we expect from his attorneys and also from his public statement last night that jerry sandusky will be defiant and also unapologetic this morning. and now, abc news has obtained a portion of what one of his victims is
ÑçÑ >>> thanks for joining us. mitt romney and president obama run for office, they often cross the state on the same day. yesterday both were campaigning in ohio. they are close geographically and may be getting closer in the polls as well. emily schmidt has a look at the swing of support in key state. >> reporter: the prtion election is -- presidential election is less than four weeks away and folks suggesting they can change their mind the candidates must make sure every minute counts. likely ohio viers say 1 in 8 could shift their allegiance. president obama has 41 to 47% lead over romney who had been 7 to 10 points up before the debate. romney gets support from men and obama from women. but the polls shows older voters independent and suburban voters are equally divided. that's a close race having candidates talking ticktock. >> i have been watching the president obama's rallies and they chant four more years four more years i
of governor romney's success. >> and jon karl, you covered both these men on capitol hill. they both seemed to bring their own a-games, very different kinds of games and i nope you are also looking at the facts right here. did you see any kind of glaring factual misstatements? >> well, i think there was a lot of back and forth, frankly, it's going to be difficult to untangle. these come from different views on the views of tax cuts, but i've got to tell you something, george. i'm here in what we call spin alley. this is where all the top people for each campaign are going around and giving their take on what the -- what happened in this debate. and it is entirely different than what we saw at the last debate where, if you remember, the romney folks were out in force, talking about what a great debate they had and the obama team came in very briefly and left. in this case, the obama people are out in force, they are thrilled with biden's performance. they like the passion. they are calling him the happy warrior. i just spoke to obama's campaign manager who said this was a clear, decisive win
from ryan could boost romney more in the poles. who's the better sales man? tonight it's all about who can better deliver the message. we're also getting some insight from both sides of the aisle and what to expect. as far as paul ryan, he will focus on substance as far as the vice-president he might be scrappy and competitive. we have to see how it plays out. >> where do voters stand? who do they think will take this win tonight? >> reporter: think back to last week. voters had high expectations for president obama. now it seems like the pressure is really on paul ryan. if you take a look at the numbers, 55% said ryan. 39% vice-president joe biden. this is a picture of the vice-president doing a mock debate in delaware. he's been doing one every day since sunday. he is seated where he will sit. the caption is let's get this done. it gives you the feeling here. >> talk about the store mat for this debate and what -- the format for this debate and what issues will be front and center. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will be seated at the table with the moderator between them. the m
plays romney has perfected romneyy's creepy debate stare, so both sides had fun. >>> rosie o'donnel is a big fan of honey boo boo and wants to buy her a house. and of course honey boo boo's family, the mom says she doesn't want fame to change the family and she doesn't want the house, and they sid we don't want a house. interestingly enough rosy says not only does she love them, but she thinks honey boo boo has a lot in common with shirley temple. how about that? she has an eye for talent. >> you know what? god bless. >>> also good news from inside the abc family, and we want to extend a congratulations to our weather anchor, sam champion. he announced his engagement to his long-time boyfriend, and they could get married by the end of the year. so congrats, sam, enjoy it. of the year. so congrats, sam, enjoy it.
in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the public financing system. now, mitt romney is going to continue today to try and flip florida into his column. he has another appearance in port st. lucie a little bit later today. >> astonishing numbers, david, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the political showdown, not between presidential candidates, but rather cable tv heavyweights and in one corner "the daily show's" jon stewart, in the other bill o'reilly of fox news. at times, as you can imagine, decorum went out the window, and so many people wanted to watch online last night that the server actually crashed. abc's reena ninan has the story from washington. good morning, reena. >> r
, while romney need to convert 2008 obama voters. rob, paula, last night here in kentucky, both of them got a lot of help from their running mates. >> karen, can we say there was a winner? can we call it a draw? i was looking at several polls, three gave it to paul ryan. three gave the to joe biden. was there a winner? or was this a tie? >> yeah, paula those instant reactions were showing voters were evenly split. but i think if you have to pick who really got what they wanted to get out of this debate it was vice president biden. the democrats are very happy because he basically stopped the bleeding from last weak's, the president's performance at last week's debate. he did two things very well. one, he promoted the president's policies and defended the president's record and did it by connecting with voters. and, that's not something that president obama was able to do last week. he also cam out aggressively against the romney policies by going after paul ryan very strongly. that is also something we didn't see last week from president obama. but congressman ryan really held his own t
in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand i
, shows mitt romney bouncing up. he is now ahead 49% to 45% over the president. >>> although the race does remain very close. with both candidates returning to a state critical for victory in november. abc's karen travers is joining us now with more. hey, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. a month out from election day, yesterday wasn't the typical day on the campaign trail. mitt romney was focused on foreign policy and the president was asking for cash not votes. shifting his focus to foreign affairs, mitt romney launched a scathing attack on president obama's policies and leadership overseas. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. it's clear the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the campaign debate. the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticisms about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was also a chance to try to reverse the tide after some of romney's perceived missteps including initial response to the libya attack.
moved ahead of the president. now, what we're seeing that romney is gaining in the key battleground states, where the race really matters. he's gained, put it to virtually a tie. in florida and virginia, he was behind in both states. and even in ohio, the president still has a lead there. but in polls this morning, romney is gaining. >> the president has about a six-point lead in ohio this morning. >>> and diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the vice presidential debate at 9:00, 6:00 pacific. and we're proud that the moderator will be our friend and colleague, martha raddatz. >> looking forward to that, george. >>> now, to the bombshell report in the doping case against lance armstrong. nearly all of his own teammates testifying against him. saying, he not only took drugs himself, but helped them dope, as well. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: rare home video, a revealing look inside lance armstrong's team at the 1999 tour de france. >> smile. >> reporter: this morning, many of the same loyal teammates who carried armstrong to seven tour de france victories
romney is ahead wh steam in the debate. abc's david muir is here with the latest. >> both campaigns eagerly awaiting polls in those crucial battleground states of who is ahead after the political whiplash. the president lifted with that unemployment rate, now below 8%. even the president overnight reviewing his own debate performance. >> reporter: 3red obama on the west coast overnight, a star-studded concert fund-raiser. the president with a not so subtle reference to his own debate performance. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: one of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most that an incumbent president has raised in a single month. but mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting one of his biggest crowds yet. >> i'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or
. >>> big rallies for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of defiance against the taliban because she was promoting education among women. she is fighting for her life, after the taliban targeted her, gunned her down. she survived. and a team of surgeons extracted a bullet from her neck this morning. she is recovering. we'll have the latest on the story. >> one brave young woman. >>> we have to switch gears now. we want to show you a video we can't stop watching. how so many people are getting up close and personal with tigers. is it just wild encounter? or too close to nature? >> saw the alligator. >>> we have a guest today. ann romney will come in our second hour. >>> we're going to begin with the alarmliing arrest at l.a.x. the big question, how did he make it on that flight into los angeles in the first place? cecilia vega is here with more. good morning, cecilia. >>
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